What Do We Need? Moisture! When Do We Need It? NOW

What Do We Need? Moisture! When Do We Need It? NOW

Winter Skincare PSA | Our Top Six Moisturisers To Suit Every Skin Type


It seems Winter has finally touched down and brrrrrr its pretty icy up in hurrr. Not only does Winter bring cold AF weather but it also brings dry lips, dry hair and dry skin (read : not hot).

I don’t know about you guys but my skin is dryer than the Sahara Desert at the moment, so the gals here at SAUCE went on a hunt to find the best moisturiser we could find to replenish our skin back to its former glory and well, we couldn’t actually settle on one! So we’ve brought you six of our faves to see you right through the Winter months. We know you’ll love them just as much as we do.



shiseido skincare

Shiseido Essential Energy Gel Cream - Day & night

Another brilliant gel cream which Shiseido has brought out in their Essential Energy range. With ingredients such as Active Response Powder (an elastic, micro-spherical powder that can move and adapt its shape) and Ashitaba (a naturally growing plant on coastal lands in Hachijo-jima)  to lock in moisture and wake the skin up. Its fresh, lightweight and leaves the skin feeling dewy and replenished. 
Available here, $89.




Avéne TriAcnéal Expert - Nighttime only emulsion

This brand new gem from Avéne does everything it promises to do, as part of their range to help target acne, this night time cream reduces the appearance of residual acne marks, has anti-inflammatory properties to help fight acne and has anti-ageing benefits. You need to try this product out to understand why we love it so much!

Avaiable here, $36




Clinique Moisture Surge - All times, also doubles up as a really good hydrating face mask

One of our top picks is this little gem from Clinique. A similar texture to the La Mer cream but at a more affordable price. This gel promises to leave your skin feeling hydrated for 72 hours, even after washing your face! Its fragrance free, oil free and non acne-genic. We’re loving this product all year round.

*This gem has currently not available online! So keep an eye out for it when it's restocked.




estee lauder serum

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair - Nighttime but can also be used during the day

This superstar of a product is fab for both younger and older skin as it reduces fine lines and wrinkles, while also preventing premature ageing by hydrating your skin using its ChronoluxCB technology. This product is applied at night time and leaves your skin feeling radiant and fresh.

Available here, 50ml for $188




La Mer Moisturising Cool Gel Cream - Oil skin type. All times

This is a fantastic top of the range skin care product that sits at the higher end of the scale but rightly so. This cooling lightweight gel is perfect for combination to oily skin type, especially good for sensitive skin; and its French, so you know it’s gotta be good! Hydrating without any greasiness.

Available here, $270





L’Occitane Aqua Reotier Cream - All times. Also a really good one for the boys!

This one is a great ultra-lightweight cream (similar texture to a gel) based product, which hydrates dry skin really well. It has a really subtle scent which I think this makes it a great moisturiser for men. It’s got a lightweight texture and works best when patted on cleansed and dried skin. Use this in conjunction with the rest of L’Occitane’s Aqua range and your skin will be feeling fresh and hydrated all Winter long.

Available here, $64


We also recommend : Creme De La Mer (can't beat this one!) and Avéne cold cream for long winter days.

Is there one we have missed? Let us know about your favourite winter moisturiser in the comments below. Thanks!




When Nina isn’t busy writing about the latest and greatest in all things beauty for Sauce, you’ll find her trying to live a #balancedlife by juggling a career as a freelance writer and being a mum.

Her love in equal parts for vintage and designer fashion plays a big part in her life, as well as her ongoing hunt to find the perfect shade of red lipstick—and the perfect bottle of red wine for that matter!